San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura California


San Buenaventura Mission Ventura, California

While out enjoying a beautiful day this past Sunday, my wife and I stumbled upon the Mission of San Buenaventura. The photo above was taken from the view off of Main St.

There is a long and interesting history behind this mission and how over two hundred years this mission has gone through many transformations and caretakers.

Wish we had more time to stay and visit, but I looked them up online and I’ll be sure to come back again.

The Mission is open:

Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Its located at 211 East Main St., Ventura, Ca 93001.

Final Day of 2011 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach panoramic

Wide angle shot of the 2011 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

Today in Huntington Beach was the final day of the US Open of Surfing and the crowds must have been at least 10 to 15 thousand people at least! I was there taking US Open Surfing photos for website but it proved to be a challenging task.

With thousands of people watching and trying to get the best positions for photos, those of us who where there primarily to take images found ourselves having to work hard for those same spots.

Kelly Slater ended up winning the competition, in fact you can see him in the water with the white t-shirt. Click on image to see it in it’s original size. You can also see a full gallery here┬áby another local photo site.

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